Libyan rebels issue timetable for post-Gaddafi constitution   2011-08-11 00:23:28 FeedbackPrintRSS

BENGHAZI, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Libyan rebels had formulated a timetable concerning its constitution-drafting in post-Gaddafi era, National Transitional Council (NTC) spokesman Abdel Hafiz Ghoga announced on Wednesday at a press conference.

The constitution announcement contains 37 items, Ghoga said.

After nationwide liberation, Libya will establish its government within 30 days, publish its electoral law within 90 days, and launch congress elections within 240 days and by that time Libyan Prime Minister would be elected and laws be made, according to the announcement.

Thirty days after the establishment of national congress, a committee will be formed and a draft constitution be made in the ensuing 60 days, it said.

Then in the following 30 days, Libya will ignite a referendum on the draft constitution, according to the announcement.


EU reinforces sanctions on Libya

BRUSSELS, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) on Wednesday extended assets freeze to two further Libyan entities to strengthen pressures on the embattled authorities.

The EU said the two entities were"closely linked to the perpetrators of the serious human rights abuses in Libya." Full story

Reshuffle of Libya opposition group a chance to restore confidence: U.S.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said on Wednesday that the reshuffle of the National Transitional Council (NTC), Libya's main opposition group, is a chance to restore confidence for the opposition leadership.

"This is an opportunity for renewal, not only in political terms, but in terms of the confidence that the Libyan people are going to have to have in NTC leadership," Nuland told reporters. Full story

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